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 Ruby <I>Tyer</I> Whisenant

Ruby Tyer Whisenant

Birth
Blue Mountain, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Death 5 Apr 2001 (aged 87)
Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Ingomar, Union County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 100019833 · View Source
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Obituary: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo, Lee Co., MS, April 7, 2001

Ruby Whisenant

Ruby Tyer Whisenant, 87, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Mitchell Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 19, 1913, in Blue Mountain to Durl and Julia Gordon Tyer. She was adopted by Walter and Ozella Gordon of Myrtle at the age of 5 when her parents died. She lived in Ingomar, New Albany and Nashville, before moving to Tupelo in 1945. She and her husband owned Whisenant Feed and Egg Store on East Main Street for 50 years. She retired from The Peoples Bank & Trust Co. after 25 years of service. She joined Union Hill United Methodist Church at the age of 10. She was an active member of the Tupelo First United Methodist Church for 55 years and a member of the Belle Bennett Ladies School Class for 55 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women at the church. She enjoyed cooking, fine handsewing, reading and growing flowers. She was the widow of Hoyt R. Whisenant, who died Aug. 25, 1993.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Don McCain, the Rev. Smith Whiteside, the Rev. Terri Pridmore and the Rev. Hershel Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, the Rev. Betty Whisenant Flynn, and husband, Bill C. Flynn, of Tupelo; one grandson, Bradford Whisenant Flynn of Austin, Texas; one granddaughter, Lane Flynn Harris and her husband, Jack L. Harris Jr., of Kennesaw, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Sarah Whisenant Grisham, and her husband, Charles, of Beaufort, S.C., and Rhoda Belle Whisenant of Pascagoula; one brother-in-Law, John Clarence Whisenant and his wife, Joyce, of Marietta, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Eloise Gordon Gaines, Lou Myron Davis, Joyce Bowers, Henrietta Powell and Jimmi Mae Quarles.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Stephens, Charles Strawn, Eric Mabowitz, David Whisenant, Houston Gordon, Wayne Jones, Phillip Flynn, Charles Flynn and Ray Wilkinson.

Memorial donations may be made to Traceway Visions Campaign of the Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801; or Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2434, Tupelo MS 38802.


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  • Created by: Donny Jumper
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100019833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruby Tyer Whisenant (19 Aug 1913–5 Apr 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100019833, citing Ingomar Cemetery, Ingomar, Union County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Donny Jumper (contributor 47443702) .